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Children's Literature that Supports Social and Emotional Learning

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Self-Awareness Recognizing and naming your emotions, self-knowledge

Bang, Molly. When Sophie Gets Angry, Really, Really Angry Cain, Janan. The Way I Feel Evans, Lezlie. Sometimes I Feel Like a Storm Cloud Dr. Francher, Lou Seuss. My Many Colored Days Frame, Jeron Ashford. Yesterday I Had the Blues Freymann, Saxton. How Are You Peeling? Foods with Moods George, Kristine O'Connell. Swimming Upstream: Middle School Poems Kachenmeister, Cheryl. On Monday When it Rained Menchin, Scott. Taking a Bath With a Dog Myers, Walter Dean. Looking Like Me Rotner, Shelley. Lots of Feelings Vail, Rachel. Sometimes I'm Bombaloo Viorst, Judith. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Self-Management Calming down when you feel upset, using positive self-talk

Henkes, Kevin. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse Hooks, Bell. Grump, Groan, Growl Kostecki-Shaw, Jenny Sue. My Travelin' Eye MacLean, Kerry Lee. Peaceful Piggy Meditation Piper, Watty. The Little Engine that Could Silver, Gail. Steps and Stones Urban, Linda. Mouse Was Mad Wong, Janet. Twist: Yoga Poems

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Social Awareness Recognizing differences, perspective-taking, developing empathy

Baskin, Nora Raleigh. Anything but Typical* Erskine, Kathryn. Mockingbird* Graff, Lisa. The Thing about Georgie* Harper, Charise Mericle. Just Grace* Keats, Ezra Jack. Louie Leffler, Maryann. Jack's Talent Lord, Cynthia. Rules * McPhail, David. The Teddy Bear Raschka, Chris. Yo! Yes Recorvits, Helen. My Name is Yoon Rotner, Shelley. Shades of People Schmidt, Gary. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy* Stead, Philip C. A Sick Day for Amos McGee Walsh, Melanie. My Nose, Your Nose Wiles,Deborah. Freedom Summer

Relationship Skills Forming positive relationships, listening well, including others, cooperating

Lobel, Arnold. Frog and Toad Gimes, Nikki. Danitra Brown, Class Clown Snihura, Ulana. I Miss Franklin P. Shuckles McKissack, Patricia. A Friendship For Today* Cohen, Miriam. Will I Have a Friend? Janisch, Heinz. I Have a Little Problem Said the Bear Saltzberg, Barney. Crazy Hair Day Sidman, Joyce. This is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness

Responsible Decision-Making Problem-solving, speaking up, dealing with bullying behavior

Button, Lana. Willow's Whispers Lester, Helen. Me First! O'Connor, Barbara. How to Steal a Dog* Recorvits, Helen. Yoon and the Jade Bracelet Estes, Eleanor. The Hundred Dresses* Yashima, Taro. Crow Boy Brisson. Pat. The Summer my Father Was Ten Moss, Peggy. Our Friendship Rules Henkes, Kevin. Chrysanthemum Golenbock, Peter. Teammates Polacco, Patricia. Thank You Mr. Falker * = chapter books or novels © Open Circle · Wellesley Centers for Women ­ STC · Wellesley College · 106 Central Street · Wellesley, MA 02481 Phone: 781-283-3277 · Fax: 781-283-3717 · Email: [email protected] · Web:


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